Deanna Lau-Ino original art cards, portraits and gifts

Los Angeles, California On Etsy since 2018

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Deanna Lau-Ino original art cards, portraits and gifts

Los Angeles, California | 10 Sales



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Deanna Lau-Ino

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About dropbydeannadrawings

Sales 10
On Etsy since 2018

Once Upon A Time...

I was a little girl who loved drawing, painting and doing crafts. I remember reading over and over “A Child’s Garden of Verses” by Robert Louis Stevenson and admiring the illustrations by Gyo Fujikawa. I remember dreaming, someday I want to illustrate a children’s book. I still have that original book! (Can you believe the price $2.95?)

My art passion followed me into high school with a counselor visit at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Portfolio review suggested Textile Design would be a good place to start. However, tuition was out of our family budget and that was the “end to my start.”

Fast forward into a healthcare profession, marriage, three children and a career transition back into my first choice. I am so grateful to my family, friends and mentors who supported and believed in me.

My kids are now grown, I worked many years in the media design industry and now finally able to do what I love and yes…maybe my illustrations will finally make into a children's book!

Shop members

  • Deanna Lau-Ino

    Owner, Designer, Illustrator

    Just a girl, her dog and her drawing kit in tow, finding sketching subjects in places, people and nature!

Production partners

  • Button vendor

    Phoenix, AZ

    They produce custom pin back buttons to order.

  • Local screen print house

    Los Angeles, CA

    I supply the artwork design and color choices. They supply the tote bags and printing production.

  • A local printing, packaging and shipping shop

    Monterey Park, CA

    I supply the artwork design, paper color choice and dimensions. They supply the printing production.

  • MOO

    Lincoln, RI

    MOO is a top online business printing service for customers worldwide.

  • On-demand fulfillment company

    Los Angeles, CA

    I use my artwork illustrations on Prihtful product items.

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